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Mother and three children drowned, and NADMO blames the salt mining company

The Public Calamity The Board Association (NADMO) has accused the suffocating of a mother and her three kids in the Viepe-Torkor tidal pond at Laklevikope on Seven Oceans Salt Organization Restricted. 

The lady, her better half, and their youngsters went on a fishing trip in the tidal pond, situated close to Denu in the Ketu South district, last Saturday when they fell into a channel on the bed of the tidal pond, bringing about the demise of the lady, her child, and two little girls, all essential school understudies.

The Civil Head of NADMO, Torgbui Paul Alossode, let the Everyday Realistic last Wednesday know that the misfortune was additionally the consequence of the disappointment of the salt mining organization to raise risk signals in the tidal pond.

Meanwhile, he revealed the identities of the deceased as Yawa Apena, 41, who died alongside her children, Bridget Amewu, 14; Daddy Amewu, 10, and Sitsofe Amewu, eight.

Their bodies were shipped off to the funeral home at the Ketu South Metropolitan Clinic not long after the occurrence.

The Metropolitan NADMO Chief said the dad, Atitso Amewu, who likewise almost suffocated and was raced to a similar clinic in basic condition, had since been released.

Torgbui Alossode said the last misfortune brought to six the number of individuals who had gone fishing in the tidal pond and fallen into comparative channels and suffocated, starting from the start of this current year.


The chief said the organization set up dams in the tidal pond as a feature of its salt mining exercises, leaving channels in the water body.

Barriers are long walls and dikes built to keep flooding from the ocean at bay.

Because of the low level of the water, many times, fishing in the tidal pond is done by walking nearby.

"For the time being, the organization should end the making of additional dams in the tidal pond," Torgbui Alossode demanded.


At the point when reached, the advertising official of Seven Oceans Organization Restricted, Adams Mensah, kept up that the organization didn't ridicule security guidelines.

He made sense that the organization did salt mining exercises rigorously under the concession it was given by the Minerals Commission.

Mr. Mensah said the embankments were developed in the concessions and the channels around them were not yet filled because of the new rains.

"We were just trusting that the evaporation season would even out the channels when this occurred," he added.

The Genius said the organization was set to begin paying out pay to around 100 individual fish lake proprietors whose lakes fell inside the concession when the misfortune happened.

Mr. Mensah said the networks around the tidal pond knew that the Seven Oceans Organization was working in a concession that was "an off-limits region."

According to him, the organization had previously raised signs at strategic points to show where the development of barriers and various organizational exercises were ongoing.

"So we are extremely miserable about this sad occurrence," he added.

Possibility studies

As a feature of examinations concerning the matter, he said, NADMO had requested the reports covering the ecological evaluation plans and plausibility concentrates embraced by the organization and the endorsement papers from the Natural Insurance Office.

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Denu Ketu South NADMO Public Calamity The Board Association Torgbui Paul Alossode


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